Huddersfield vs Cardiff
England – Championship
Date: Wednesday, 12 February 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Kirklees Stadium (Huddersfield).
Cardiff are just four points away from the playoff mix, they had won the reverse fixture, and have been dominating h2h clashes for a very long time. They have also lost just twice from their last 19 overall fixtures. As such, the team should put forth the better performance this Wednesday.
Huddersfield vs Cardiff Head-to-head (h2h)
- Huddersfield conceded twice or more in five of the previous seven games.
- Cardiff are unbeaten against this opponent in the last 17 years.
- Cardiff scored thrice or more in two of their prior three visits to this stadium.
- Since 2003, only in one match have Huddersfield scored at home.
Huddersfield vs Cardiff Match Preview
Huddersfield won at home the past game week, against QPR. The scoreline was 2-0, and it was only the second win for the team in their last seven match-ups.
However, with the team recording their tenth unbeaten game at home in the last twelve attempts, Huddersfield indicated that they are a formidable opponent in front of the home crowd.
In the meantime, Cardiff won on the road the prior match-day, and they had recorded a 0-1 scorecard against Luton. It was the ninth invincible game in a row for the squad, and showed just how serious they were about chasing a spot in the playoffs.
As of now, Cardiff are just four points off the cut-off. However, they will have to face intense competition from Bristol City, who have won four of their last five league fixtures.
Huddersfield vs Cardiff Prediction
Cardiff are just one spot below the playoff mix in the table as of now, whereas Huddersfield are in the bottom tier, just two positions above the relegation zone. On top of that, Cardiff are on an unbeaten run of nine fixtures, and remained so in 17 of their previous 19. On the road, they were invincible in eight of their preceding ten games.
On the other hand, Huddersfield were winless in five of their former seven matches, and had lost four of those. Most importantly, they had lost the reverse fixture against Cardiff, and have been winless against them since 2003.
Also, Huddersfield have conceded twice or more in five of the previous seven h2h games, and in return have scored in just one such encounter at home in the prior 17 years. Taking into account these observations, we are inclined to pick Cardiff as the favorite for the day.
Still, do note that Huddersfield have the home advantage, and that they are desperate to avoid relegation. Moreover, they have scored twice or more in their former three overall fixtures this season, and in four of the last five at home. Most importantly, they were unbeaten in ten of their previous twelve appearances at this venue
Also, do take notice that, of the two losses in the said period, one was against Leeds, one of the best teams in the competition. Considering these new set of information, a clean sheet is likely ruled out for the visitors.
Huddersfield vs Cardiff Betting Tips
Double Chance: Cardiff or Draw @ 1.60 (3/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5).